The alt-right reclaimed the "Fake News" logo for themselves with remarkable speed…
Roy Greenslade asks a bafflingly easy question to answer.
Innovative news outlets like Buzzfeed have blogging deep in their DNA.
The Brighton Argus published a frankly embarrassing mess of errors in a story about a protest that went under Coke's radar.
People's relationship to brands changes online - and publishers need to understand that.
I'm busy booting up my role as a part-time journalism academic. Apologies for the occasional silences...
Well. I’m back from my break in France, and feeling relaxed, refreshed and recharged. There’s much blogging I want to do, but I’ve been flat out with strategy and training and liaison and other exciting work things since I returned. My diary opens up a bit from tomorrow, so expect a bit more posting then.
I take what I’ve read and I pass the best bits on, because that’s the other kind of journalism I do, and because I hope that my personal Twitter account is just as much a resource and a source as any professional one, and I hold myself to higher standards still. And I keep what’s relevant and use it every day to inform the decisions I make and the way I work, to back up my hunches and make sure I’m always learning more about what I’m doing.
I, too, have a job where reading the internet is in the job description. Honestly, it rocks. Feel free to hate us now.
Farmers Weekly colleague Caroline on the sheer rudeness of the coalition government:
It’s taken long enough, but we’ve finally got ourselves a new DEFRA secretary. Caroline Spelman was announced as the department’s head honcho at about 7pm last night.
If I were paranoid, I’d say the politicians were timing their announcements just to wind us journos up. Gordy decided to tell everyone he was stepping down at 5pm (probably just as most of the national newspapers were getting ready to set their pages), while we were on our third version of the lead story for this week’s Farmers Weekly, ready to push the button to send the magazine to the printer, when Cazza got the official nod.
Ah, the tyranny of print, the necessity of delay, as the presses roll, the collators and binders work and the trucks deliver.
Take, for instance, the Haiti earthquake of January 12 this year. It got almost blanket news coverage for days, running on the front page of the national newspapers and precipitating a huge outpouring of donations. But then, slowly, despite the 230,000 estimated deaths and the rebuilding campaign led by Wyclef Jean, the earthquake was overtaken by ‘new’ news stories.
So, how has the online media done on this election? The BBC has reported unprecedented levels of traffic to its site this morning, but Paul Bradshaw has a good post up, suggesting that there’s a degree of homogenisation amongst the online news outlets.